Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Grits

It is a typical dish in South Carolina that has gone from a breakfast meal or a common side dish to the base for a delicious entree with shrimps served in most restaurants in Charleston. The word “grits” comes from am Old English word “grytt” meaning coarse meal. Surprisingly, grits have a very long history: they were […]

Famous Southern Foods of Charleston, SC – Frogmore Stew

Frogmore stew—Don’t worry—this one doesn’t have actual frogs. Also known as a Beaufort Stew or Lowcountry Boil, Frogmore Stew is boiled and seasoned shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, red potatoes, and ham. Eat this at social functions and never forget the cocktail sauce. Frogmore stew originated in a tiny, lowcountry fishing town called Frogmore, on St. […]

The Base of Good Charleston Cooking

We’ll cut right to the chase: quality ingredients. As a local chef once remarked during a cooking class, “I don’t know any chef who can make a bad tomato taste good. Start with fresh, quality ingredients. That goes for all cooking, not just southern and not just Charleston southern. But we wanted to take this […]